All about Ancient Egypt

We have been very busy in fourth class, learning all about ancient Egypt. The children learned about the pyramids at Giza, the Valley of the Kings, and how they were built using simple machines like levers and pulleys. They even made some of their own simple lever machines in the classroom with rulers, pens and rubbers. We discovered the hidden tombs of pharaohs like Tutankhamun and the method used to actually made real mummies! Children made beautiful Egyptian sunset silhouettes, where they worked on colour awareness, shading and blending and they also did a STEAM activity where they built their own pyramids from random cardboard boxes. Some pupils covered them in glitter so that it looked like the actual pyramids when they were built.